1963 CONCACAF Championship
The 1963 CONCACAF Championship was the first edition of the CONCACAF Championship, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). The tournament was held between 23 March to 7 April. Nine teams participated in the inaugural event.
|Campeonato de Naciones de CONCACAF 1963|
|Host country||El Salvador|
|Dates||23 March – 7 April 1963|
|Teams||9 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Costa Rica (1st title)|
|Third place||Netherlands Antilles|
|Goals scored||76 (3.45 per match)|
The tournament was hosted by El Salvador in the cities of San Salvador and Santa Ana. The nine teams were broken up into one group of five and one group of four; the top two teams of each group would advance to a final group stage, playing in round-robin format to determine the winner. The tournament was won by Costa Rica, who defeated the hosts El Salvador 1-4 in the deciding match of the four-team final group.
|San Salvador||Santa Ana|
|Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca||Estadio Santaneco|
|Capacity: 35,000||Capacity: 15,000|